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The inaugural organic wine fair in Puy Notre Dame, Loire, France  was held on Monday last in the square beside the church opposite the restaurant Puy a Vin. The owner Pascale has organised the event with ten organic domaines offering their wines. We were also treated to some lively music. Lets hope it continues as a yearly event to showcase these wonderful wines from small local winemakers. You need to support local enterprise whatever it is.

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Our favourite organic estate Domaine de L’Enchantoir in the loire valley, France is making big changes following a change of ownership. The winery has lost some of its large concrete wine vats. They were not needed as the size of the estate vineyard has reduced over the years. Space has been made to incorporate some stainless steel vats to give some flexibility in making smaller cuveés. It also allows the press to be moved more easily along the line of the retained concrete vats.

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Government consumption guidleines

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What do the new drinking guidelines mean for the wine industry?

Sorry I’m slow on the uptake. What new guidelines?

Yes, you do really need to keep up. The Government’s Chief Medical Advisor, and her band of not so merry advisors, have issued new guidelines that claim any amount of alcohol is dangerous. But if we are to risk life and limb by imbibing then both men and women are warned 14 units a week will just about save them from an early grave.

Was the drinks industry not consulted? Sounds like it’s not been thought through?

Good to see you’re waking up. Frankly it’s a mess and the Department of Health has got a lot of egg on its face. Firstly, don’t panic. Despite the Chief Medical Officer claiming the new guidelines were effective immediately, they’re not. Nothing can realistically happen until April 1. That is when the consultation period with interested parties, including the drinks industry, finishes.

What is the industry doing about it?

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association has written to the Department of Health to get clarity on three key areas: how and when it wants the new guidelines implemented by the industry: whether the advice given will be a daily or weekly measure; and what evidence based research were the new guidelines based upon.

Do we need to take bottles off the shelf with the old guidelines on them?

No. Remember these health warnings are voluntary. If the drinks industry does not believe the new guidelines are credible, or factually correct, it’s not legally obliged to include them on its packaging. It looks like the industry will be scientifically deconstructing and challenging the viability of the new guidelines, so expect nothing to change in the short or medium term.

But with such draconian new drinking guidelines surely the Chancellor will have to put up duty in the Budget?

Not at all. As the WSTA says the two issues are completely separate and the Treasury is influenced about what is right for the Exchequer not the Department of Health.

The WSTA believes it is more likely to be influenced by the fact wine has contributed £81m in extra revenues (up 4.4%) to the Treasury since duty was frozen in the 2015 Budget and revenues from spirits are up £93m (up 7%) following its 2% cut.

The Prime Minister has also already dismissed allegations of running a nanny state. “This Tory is not a nanny.”

We’ll soon see.

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Wine o’clock

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According to Alison Loehnis of the online fashion site Net-A-Porter women make ‘wine-o’clock’ online purchases in the evenings when the kids are in bed, with a glass if wine in hand. After a glass or three its time to log on and buy your clothes ladies.

Wine  blog ing is fun with Grainger’s wine blog. Its the regular spot to catch up on the latest stuff on the wine scene or maybe something quite different.  You never know what might appear.

Cheers.

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Taittinger Champagne

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Hey did you hear that the french champagne house Taittinger is planting a vineyard in Kent, UK. They have purchased 170 acres near Canterbury and will be planting the three champagne grape varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The site has the perfect terroir for making sparkling wine. The bubbly will be called Domaine Evremond. It takes its name from Charles de Saint-Evremond a french poet who increased the popularity of champagne in England at the court of Charles ll. So there you have it. It’ll take a few years to establish the vineyard and then to make the first vintage before we will be able to taste the new bubbly.

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Romney Marsh Beer

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Tried some of our local beer the other day. Its from Romney Marsh Brewery. This real ale is amber in colour. Citrus and tropical fruit flavours from whole flower hops with a hint of caramel. Romney Amber goes especially well with lightly smoked fish, roast chicken, mild cheeses and fish and chips. ABV 4.2%. They have a shop or like me they have it in some of the local pubs in the area. Extremely delicious. I had mine with a really juicy ribeye steak.

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Cheers.

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The wineweaver aerator

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Someting for your christmas stocking this year. Its a gadget designed to to aerate your wine as it is poured into the glass and it also removes sediment. Just put it onto the top of your glass and pour your glass. Easy.

Wine  blog ing is fun with Grainger’s wine blog. Its the regular spot to catch up on the latest stuff on the wine scene or maybe something quite different.  You never know what might appear.

Cheers.

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www.loirewinetours.com   Our wine tours

www.manoirdegourin.co.uk  Our self catering holidays

www.gfwine.co.uk  Our retail wine shop

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www.vintnersfinewines.co.uk  Our wholesale wine shop

www.thewinefinder.co.uk  Our wine import portal

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The ultimate decanter for wine

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iSommelier cuts decanting time to minutes… as shown in the wine trade review Grapevine

If last year was about the Coravin system, that allows restaurants to offer guests glasses of fine wine without pulling the cork, next year could be about a new ‘smart’ decanter machine that cuts the decanting time for a wine from hours to minutes. The new iSommelier machine, produced by iFavine, works by aerating wine with a constant flow of “purified, medical grade oxygen” via a specially designed glass decanter. It is controlled by an App holding pre and self-programmed settings for different wines. It costs £1,299 and is exclusively on sale in Harrods for six months and available for the on-trade

Wine  blog ing is fun with Grainger’s wine blog. Its the regular spot to catch up on the latest stuff on the wine scene or maybe something quite different.  You never know what might appear.

Cheers.

Our websites

www.loirewinetours.com   Our wine tours

www.manoirdegourin.co.uk  Our self catering holidays

www.gfwine.co.uk  Our retail wine shop

www.thestrictlywineclub.co.uk  Our wine club

www.vintnersfinewines.co.uk  Our wholesale wine shop

www.thewinefinder.co.uk  Our wine import portal

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graingersatmanoir@yahoo.co.uk Our self catering holiday email address for enquiries

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enquiries@thestrictlywineclub.co.uk Our wine club email address for enquiries

enquiries@vintnersfinewines.co.uk Our wholesale wine shop email address for enquiries

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What price a bottle of wine?

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Wine prices on the slide…

The discounters continue to have far reaching influences on the economy, with the Wilson Drinks Report claiming this week it is their pressure on prices across all alcohol drinks categories that helped contribute a 0.1% fall in consumer inflation in October. Noticeably, the biggest price fall in drinks prices came in wine with a 5% drop compared to October 2014, on the back of a 3% drop in September. This is particularly striking as it comes in the year when there was no duty rise in March’s Budget.Gosh where is all this leading us. People do not go down the discount path. You cannot make wine at these low prices. What is in your bottle of ‘wine’? I wonder. Stick to known suppliers, merchants and buy direct from the winemakers.

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Cheers.

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www.gfwine.co.uk  Our retail wine shop

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www.vintnersfinewines.co.uk  Our wholesale wine shop

www.thewinefinder.co.uk  Our wine import portal

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Our blogs

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Scientists can now prove that you can eat your way to a sharper mind and even beat dementia. AND it involves wine. Well well well what do you know. What have I been saying to you all for some time but you have poo pooed my advice. Red wine staves off age related memory loss when drunk in moderation. A recent survey showed that those people stayed sharpest.  Well there you are then. What you have to remember is that it has to be natural wine ie that which does not contain harmful chemicals. Try our organic wines at gfwine.co.uk.

Wine  blog ing is fun with Grainger’s wine blog. Its the regular spot to catch up on the latest stuff on the wine scene or maybe something quite different.  You never know what might appear.

Cheers.

Our websites

www.loirewinetours.com   Our wine tours

www.manoirdegourin.co.uk  Our self catering holidays

www.gfwine.co.uk  Our retail wine shop

www.thestrictlywineclub.co.uk  Our wine club

www.vintnersfinewines.co.uk  Our wholesale wine shop

www.thewinefinder.co.uk  Our wine import portal

Our email addresses

info@loirewinetours.com Our wine tours email address for enquiries

graingersatmanoir@yahoo.co.uk Our self catering holiday email address for enquiries

enquiries@gfwine.co.uk Our retail wine shop email address for enquiries

enquiries@thestrictlywineclub.co.uk Our wine club email address for enquiries

enquiries@vintnersfinewines.co.uk Our wholesale wine shop email address for enquiries

Our blogs

www.loirewinetoursblog.co.uk  Our wine tours blog

www.gfwineblog.co.uk  Our wine blog

www.manoirdegourin.co.uk/karins-loire-holiday-cottages-blog  Our gite holiday blog

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